Communication Officer - Youth Engagement

UNICEF Kenya (United Nations Children Fund)

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, empowerment

How can you make a difference?

Prepare and facilitate workshops with internal and external stakeholders for feedback and discussion on the young people’s issues. Organize and coordinate relevant youth engagement meetings, field activities and prepare background materials, itineraries, and manage the follow-up of action points. Map out youth networks and youth focused media outlets producing a database, develop and maintain a database of youth networks using platforms such as emails, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Identify and distribute new youth focused media content (stories, ideas, videos, photographs and blogs) for placement on UNICEF platforms and other media outlets, such as stories of Youth living with HIV and disabilities. Provide young people’s participation and feedback on UNICEF Kenya’s youth and adolescent focused programmes and initiatives such as the Internet of Good Things (IoGT), Generation Unlimited, Voices of Youth, Youth Advocacy Guide and the Youth Advocates Programme. Exploring the expansion of Generation Unlimited activities in the area of the CAP and how we can reach more young people and adolescent. Support the programme colleagues with knowledge management, reporting on adolescent and young people focused issues. Support programme colleagues in organizing and coordinating national and global programme related advocacy events and campaigns such as World breastfeeding week, Global Hand Washing Day and World AIDS Day, by securing the participation of young people from partner organizations, youth networks and urban informal settlements/ marginalized areas. Initiate and foster solid relationships with youth groups and organizations around Kenya that champion, advocate and uphold the rights of children with a view to enhancing their participation and engagement with UNICEF. Other ad hoc support to the CAP team as required.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Bachelors Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field. One year practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media. Field work experience is desirable. Background/familiarity with Emergency situations is desirable. Experience working with youth programmes in marginalized or urban informal settlements would be an asset. Fluency in English and knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is mandatory.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

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